Hotel at a Glance: The Camas Hotel
A stay at The Camas Hotel places you in the heart of charming Camas, Washington. This small historic boutique hotel located in the center of interesting shops, restaurants, spas & salons, and within close proximity of Lacamas Lake Regional Park and Two Rivers Heritage Museum. Downtown Portland and historic Ft. Vancouver are minutes away, as well as the majestic Columbia River Gorge. The Camas Hotel is the perfect spot to unwind and relax and is an excellent base to explore the region.
- Pet-friendly: Bring your dog with you on this trip (additional fees apply; subject to availability of pet-friendly rooms).
- Comfort food is on the menu at the on-site Miss Nola’s, which serves up fried chicken, meatloaf, and New Orleans classics such as shrimp and grits and crawfish étouffée.
- Catch a flick: Queen Deluxe and King rooms include two free tickets to the historic Camas Liberty Theatre from Sunday–Thursday.
- Award winner: Camas Hotel was awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in the past years, as well as in 2017; guests loved the charming rooms and location.
Camas, Washington: Small-Town Charm 30 Minutes from Portland
The town of Camas sits on the picturesque shores of Columbia River, which separates Washington from Oregon. Like its neighboring cities Vancouver and Portland, Camas is a great spot for outdoor activities. In nearby Lacamas Park, scenic hiking trails wend through wildflower fields to The Potholes, a series of small waterfalls that cascade along Lacamas Creek. The park’s namesake lake is also popular for canoeing and kayaking on warmer days.
Locally owned boutiques and restaurants line the streets of downtown Camas, a tree-filled neighborhood with nearby waterfront trails. Head here on the first Friday of every month to enjoy games, outdoor art displays, and after-hours shopping from 5–8 p.m. Downtown also hosts a weekly farmers market, vintage car show, Camas Days and a handful of summer festivals
Portland International Airport is only 13 miles away. Vancouver and Portland are 15 and 20 miles away, respectively, and both cities are thriving centers of arts and culture. Vancouver has a strong Hawaiian cultural presence and one of the few Brautigan Libraries in the nation, which holds more than 400 unpublished works of literature. Nearby in historic Fort Vancouver, you can get a glimpse into the past by viewing a frontier log cabin. You can get an idea of Portland’s countercultural ethos in its slogan: “Keep Portland Weird.” Here, you’ll find eclectic art districts, such as the Pearl District, farm-to-table restaurants, and microbreweries.